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By karkley
I was watching the swallows on the fence. I hadn't realised they were young ones until Mum came along with food. As you can see its going down the hatch. Wink

Tags: Feeding birds Wildlife and nature

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
27 Jul 2014 7:38PM
Quite an amazing image. Well timed, well focused. Perhaps this is why we call them swallows!

Its small in the frame as you know, and cropping closer is a good idea; also a little underexposed, not a lot, but it responds well to a little more exposure, and sharpening.

Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean. The border is added to fill in the lost pixels from cropping.

Well done,



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Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2014 7:42PM
Cracking shot !!....lightning reflexes methinks ??.Smile
dudler Plus
14 702 1341 England
27 Jul 2014 7:56PM
I'll add: the composition is really well seen and developed. The fence frames the picture.
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 538 England
27 Jul 2014 8:58PM
There's nothing wrong with your focussing techniqe or reaction times.
Closer and with no clipping of the bird by the fence would be fine in an ideal world. We've all been there trying. But you can't control how and where they'll land.
Nonetheless, Willie has done a great job. If you don't want to crop so much, I'd trim off the right hand side just to put the birds on an image third so they are off centre - always a useful approach.

paulbroad 10 123 1245 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2014 2:32PM
Very, very difficult to do and you have a reasonable effort indeed. Ideally, you need the birds rather larger in the frame with possibly a touch more exposure, but ideal and sensibly possible are not always the same.

28 Jul 2014 6:45PM
Thanks for the advice form everyone. I shall go back to the original and use your good advice to improve the picture.

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